Snoqualmie Valley School District

Preparing students for college, career and citizenship

Emergency Transportation Information

2016-17 SCHOOL YEAR
 
Emergencies such as snow, ice, power outages and floods can alter school schedules and affect bus transportation for students. Please refer to this information if you are in doubt about conditions impacting the status of school. During inclement weather, Puget Sound area media will carry school closure information between 5:00 and 8:30 a.m.
Call our 24-hour hotline
for a recorded message
425-831-8494
 
INFORMATION RESOURCES
Emergency Hotline (425) 831-8494
www.svsd410.org - Check the top headline
             www.FlashAlert.net
- Sign up for email and text notification
Radio  
AM KCIS 630 KIXI 880 KOMO 1000 KLAY 1180
KENU 1330
KRKO 1380
KITZ 1400
 
FM  KNKX 88.5
KGRG 89.9
KSER 90.7
KVTI 90.9
KMPS 94.1
KUOW 94.9
KIRO 97.3
KCMS 105.3
KRWM 106.9
Television
KOMO 4
KING 5/ KONG 6
KIRO 7
KCPQ 13
PSETV 26
 
If there is no message about Snoqualmie Valley School District #410, schools are open on a normal schedule.
 
When the school district makes the call for adverse weather conditions, the entire district might not be affected. Therefore, the District is divided into three geographic areas for limited transportation services: Areas A, B, and C. If your area is identified to warrant limited bus transportation, check below to see if your pick-up location has changed, and if so, direct your student/s to that new location. Occasionally, when only high elevation locations within an area are affected, the locations will be listed by neighborhood (i.e. “Limited Transportation Area A: River Bend, Wilderness Rim, the Uplands only”) on the school website at www.svsd410.org

Potential announcements may say:
  • “Schools Closed”… All school activities are also canceled for that day.
  • “Schools Open, Two Hours Late”… Scheduled runs, two hours late. No AM Preschool, AM Encompass, or out-of-district transportation.
  • “Schools Open, Limited Transportation”… Shortened runs due to inclement weather or road conditions for Areas A, B or C.
AREA "A" NORTH BEND
  • Cedar Falls Road – No side roads serviced past River Bend and no service past Wilderness Rim. If this road closes – there will be no bus transportation on Cedar Falls Road.
  • Wilderness Rim – Main road only; no side street service or stops around the lake.
  • 468th Ave. SE & Edgewick Road – All side roads meet at Edgewick Road. Route goes to 464th Way SE and turns around at the end.
  • Middle Fork Road – Bus will turn around at Twin Falls Middle School.
  • Mt. Si Road – Pick up main road to River Point.
  • Uplands – Pick up at
     415th.
AREA "B" SNOQUALMIE (plus, Lake Marie and Lake Alice areas) (See 12-7-16 revisions in red)
  • 96th St - Echo Lake – Meet at entrance to 96th.
  • SNOQUALMIE RIDGE:
    • Pick up on Snoqualmie Parkway
    • Pick up on Douglas Ave. SE to SE Carmichael
    • Pick up on SE Carmichael to SE Sorenson
    • Pick up at 3 intersections: SE Ridge St. & Fairway Ave.; Fairway & Muir St.; and, Muir St. & Douglas Ave. SE – for MSHS, CKMS and TFMS students only
      • Cascade View students (including Eagle Lake and Crestview Loop areas) will need to walk to school when conditions call for “Limited Transportation,” or be transported by a parent, to minimize unsafe traffic congestion at those intersections.
    • Deer Park: Pick up at Swensen Ave. & Leitz SE intersection – for MSHS and CKMS students only.
      • Timber Ridge students will need to walk to school a few blocks away, or be transported by a parent, when conditions call for “Limited Transportation.”
    • Aster Creek & Eagle Point: Pick up at Jacobia St. & Hancock Ave. SE intersection.
    • No side roads will be serviced.
  • Highland Drive & Tokul Road – Pick up at 3 intersections: Main Line & 396th Drive SE.; 396th Dr. SE and SE 53rd St.; and, SE 53rd Way & Tokul Road SE. 
  • Lake Alice (Fall City) – Pick up at trail head at SE 56th St.; no transportation into Heather Crest.
  • Lake Marie (Fall City) – Pick up at 356th Ave. SE at the first entrance to Spring Glenn.
    • NOTE: These two Fall City areas will now be served as part of “AREA B” since are impacted by similar weather conditions due to their elevation.
AREA "C" FALL CITY
  • Ames Lake – Pick up at NE 34th St and NE 40th St.
    • No transportation around Ames Lake.
    • All developments along Ames Lake Road – Heather Knoll, Quail Creek, Amesbury, and Broadhurst – must catch buses on Ames Lake Road at the entrance to the development.
  • Devereau / Camden Park Area – Pick up at Albertson's on Redmond-Fall City Road.
  • Issaquah / Fall City Road – Pick up at the lower Issaquah-Fall City Road at the junction of SE 40th St & Issaquah-Fall City Road.
  • Montaine – Pick up at 278th Ave. SE and the park.
  • Alderra Estates – Pick up at entrance at 278th Ave SE & Duthie Hill Road.
  • SE 8th - 292nd Ave NE – Pick up at Highway 202 & SE 8th.
  • Blakely Woods, Hawthorn Ridge, 290th Ave NE , Tolt Hill Road - Pick up at 290th Ave NE & Tolt Hill Road.
  • Fall City Uplands – Pick up at 328th Ave SE & SE 48th St.
  • Riverview Mobile Park – Pick up at "Y" stop sign.
  • David Powell Road – Pick up at the entrance.
  • (See above changes to Lake Alice and Lake Marie limited transportation service.)
If there is “Limited Transportation” in the AM, there will also be the same “Limited Transportation” in the PM. Students will be delivered after school to the same location as their Limited Transportation AM pick-up location.

Flooding generally affects the Snoqualmie and Fall City areas. Rerouting is possible in most of the following areas and alternate pick up and drop off locations will be established, depending on the area affected. The areas in our school district, which are most commonly  affected by flooding, include:
  • Snoqualmie: 396th (Meadowbrook Way at Trestle), Fir Street, Northern Street
  • Fall City: Fish Hatchery Road, Neal Road, 324th , SE 24th, Tolt Hill Road (Carnation side), and David Powell Road
TRANSPORTATION ROAD CLOSURE PRACTICES
When road conditions are such that school buses cannot drive their assigned routes, parents need to decide to either transport their student(s) or keep them home for the day.
 
PARENT NOTIFICATIONS RE: SPECIFIC BUS ROUTES
When conditions impact specific bus routes, the Transportation Department used a notification system called Bus Bulletin, for when routes may be delayed more than 10-15 minutes.  Click here to sign up for Bus Bulletin service each year.  This service is used for specific routes only; when conditions impacts the entire region, refer to the communication resources above for updates. 
 
NOTE: Not every emergency situation can be anticipated. Occasionally, after a decision is made early in the morning, conditions that impact the safe transportation of students may quickly change and merit an adjustment. Families are encouraged to double check the communication resources above, just before leaving home for school, in case conditions have worsened.  Also, parents should develop an emergency plan with their children, and make sure their school as their accurate contact information, in the event of an early closure.

To learn how decisions are made around schedule changes, read Be Prepared for School Schedule Changes. If you have additional questions, contact the Transportation department at 425-831-8020.
 
Emergency Transportation Information (pdf)  We suggest parents please print off this pdf document and have the hard copy handy for reference, in case weather conditions/power outages may impact access to this web page.
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